So I started to learn OpenGL, but the red book and blue book is just too detailed. I googled around, and knew that modern OpenGL is preferred (version 3 and above), however, the old Nehe’s tutorial which is about OpenGL 1.x is still everywhere. To help beginners from digging too much into the old and deprecated way, here is a list of tutorials targeting modern OpenGL:
- Anton’s OpenGL Tutorials
Great, updated frequently, but there is no source code provided. Good as a reference and starting point, but you just can’t get anything up and running with it, you can just get the concept of how to do things in OpenGL.
not complete, but worth a view, the source code is elegant. Uses GLFW as window management
- OpenGL Tutorial
Great, the code is horriable, but somehow they did make it clear about what they are doing. Uses GLFW and glm.
- Tom Dalling’s OpenGL Tutorials
Great, short and covers the basics
- Learning Modern 3D Graphics Programming
- ogldev’s OpenGL Step by Step
Great, a little long(40 lessons), targeting linux
- OpenGL 3 and OpenGL 4 with GLSL
only source code, no guides, eclipse needed.
- Scratch a Pixel
a website about math used in Computer Graphics
- Swiftless’s OpenGL Tutorial
not complete, outdated
- OpenGL Book